In October 1997, Royal Air Force pilot Andy Green drove Thrust SSC to the current Land Speed World Record of 1 227,9858 km/h.
In 2016, Green will pilot Bloodhound SSC in an attempt to shatter Thrust SSC’s record by covering the measured mile in 3,6 seconds and reaching a top speed of 1 000 mph (1 609 km/h). South Africa’s Hakskeen Pan, a dry lakebed, was chosen as the perfect desert to run the car on.
For more details of the Bloodhound record attempt, visit www.bloodhoundssc.com
Now is your chance to meet Andy Green at an exclusive event hosted by Castrol and Popular Mechanics from 5:30 pm sharp on Monday, 3 November, in JHB (note: if you do not reside in JHB or surrounding areas, please do not enter). 25 lucky PM readers and their partners will hear from Andy Green and learn more about the Bloodhound Project, plus have a go in a simulated model of the Bloodhound SSC. Drinks and snacks will be served (courtesy of Castrol).
To enter, answer the following question and submit your details in the online entry form below. Competition closes at midnight on Sunday, 19 October. Thereafter, winners will be drawn and notified.
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Competition rules: 1. Entry is open to anyone except employees (and their immediate families) of RamsayMedia and associated agencies. 2. Only one online entry per person. 3. Competition runs until midnight on Sunday, 19 October. Thereafter, winners will be drawn and notified. 4. Regrettably, only residents from Johannesburg or surrounding areas are eligible to win the tickets. 5. Popular Mechanics will not be held liable for travel costs incurred. 6. The winner must be available to attend the event from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, 3 November. If for some reason the winner is unable to make it, a replacement winner will be randomly drawn and notified. 7. RamsayMedia will have no liability to a winner in the event that the winner is unable to take up the prize. 8. The prize is not redeemable for cash. 9. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 10. By entering this competition, you agree to receive future correspondence from Popular Mechanics. You can opt out at any stage by: (a) Sending an e-mail containing the relevant details with the subject line “opt out” to firstname.lastname@example.org; or (b) Sending an SMS including the word “STOP” to 31699. Standard SMS rates apply. 11. For the complete set of competition rules, click here